A retreat is an opportunity to enjoy simple and peaceful living, and to learn how to cultivate the energy of mindfulness.  Attending a retreat is a vital way to nourish our practice, deepen our awareness, and cultivate our compassion and kindness toward ourselves and others.

SnowFlower Annual Fall Retreat

What Zen? Suggestions from the Buddha, Thay and the Zen Tradition on Living Mindfully in Chaotic Times

October 12-14, 2018 at Bethel Horizons in Dodgeville, WI

Registration now open.

Dharma Teacher: Jack Lawlor

  • Noble silence is practiced for the majority of the retreat.
  • Delicious vegetarian meals for eating meditation by Rajan Pradhan
  • Lodging: 2 to 6 per room (couple requests may be fulfilled)
  • $190 per person onsite; $155 per person camping or staying offsite
  • Register early, as there is a maximum capacity!
  • For answers to your questions e-mail

Retreats at Thich Nhat Hahn Monasteries

Retreats led by SnowFlower Teachers and other local Thich Nhat Hanh Sanghas

Embracing the Brahmaviharas Milwaukee Mindfulness Center Summer Retreat

Earth Holder Retreat – Go As A River: Peacefully Breathing and Joyfully Walking Through Times of Great Change Hosted by the Care Taking Council of the Earth Holder Sangha

Clearing the Path to Happiness, a Thaypassana Retreat – Chicago, IL Led by David Haskin and Janice Cittasubha Sheppard

Thaypassana Retreat – Madison, WI Led by David Haskins, Janice Cittasubha Sheppard and Steven Spiro

  • January 18-20, 2019 at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, WI

Reflections from Past Retreats

  • SnowFlower’s Annual Retreat 2017: Reflections from Doug, Ed, Jon, Tod
  • SnowFlower’s Annual Retreat 2016: Reflections from Lisa and Zach